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From Our Gum foo -respondent.
WASHINGTON, D.jc., April 7,1902.
Tho most audacious open evasion of
the civil service law that has occurred
?nco the occupancy ?of the White
House by a professional reformer was
pulled off this week hy Postmaster
Gcneral Payne, the chief engineer of
tho Roosevelt machine. To do so Mr.
Payne assumed legislative power be
longing to Congress and created a new
oftice- Confidential Secretary to the
Postmaster-General-with a salary of
$2,000, and filled it with a man who
has been associated with him in politi
cal work in Wisconsin abd for the Re
publican National Committee-H. H.
Hand-and who will presumably be
assistant engineer of the Roosevelt
machine. Mr. Payne desired to make
Rand chief clerk of tho Postoflico De
partment, but that position is covered
by tho civil service rules and is filled
by a holdover Democrat from the
Cleveland administration. He first
sought to have that office taken from
under civil service rules, but there
were reasons why that was not practi
cable. So an office was created with
out authority of law, civil service or any
other kind, and Band put into it, and
it is understood that he is to perform
all the important duties of chief clerk
of the department.
Friends of the Irrigation bill having
agreed to amend that measure to meet
Mr. Roosevelt's objections to the bill
as it passed the Senate, Speaker Hen
derson has promised that the bill shall
be voted on in the House.
Senator Hanna is In a bad humor
these days. He is inclined to resent
the criticism of his efforts in behalf of
Maj. Rathbone, who. was convicted of
participation m the Cuban postal steal
1 ing along with Neely and Reeves, and
j he is "cussing" mad over the attempt
? of some of the Ohio Republicans to
compel him to vote for the Oleomarga
rine bill, which baa just been passed by
the Senate. The latter was the result
of the publication pf at story saying
that Hanna was opposed to the bill.
When asked about it, he said: "I will
not bo bulldozed into voting for any
measure. I have not said how I would
vote on the oleomargarine bill, but if I
had been disposed tobe friendly to
ward it, my inclination now would be
to vote against it."
Another "son of his father" has land-'
eda juicy official plum. Young Mr.
Garfield, of Ohio, wno has been "per
suaded" to give, up "lucrative" private
business to accept the salary and peraB.
of a Civil Service Commissioner will
doubtless do as well in that position as
he is expected to do. A prominent Re
publican who lives in the same Con
gressional District was ?sked what the
folks at hom. 'bought of the appoint
ment. "Oh, they are all glad he got
it," ne replied. "We "will be pleased to
see bim shelved for awhile in Wash
Senator Debee, o? Ky., makes no
bones of accusing Civil Service Com
missioner Proctor, who is from the
same State and -who enjoys chum rela
tion with Mr. Roosevelt, of being- one
of the liveliest spoilsman in Washing
ton. Proctor's efforts to head off the
appointment of J. H. Happy, recom
mended for postmaster at Mayfield by
Mr. I")oboe, caused the latter to say:
"That man Proctor has been doiug bia
best for yeait to kill my appointments,
and I am getting tired of it. Asa
matter of fact, ho is the most active
politician in Washington, in spite of
the position he holds."
Although it ia an open secret in
Washington that Sneaker Henderson
and tho Republican bosses of the House
are opposed to the Omnibus bill pro
viding for the admission to Statehood
of Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma
because of their belief that two out of
the three would certainly send D?mo
cratie Senators to Washington and the
third would probably do the same,
friends of the bill claim that they have
promises of enough Republican votes
to pitt it through tue House if they can
Set it voted upon. They have asked
peaker Henderson to allow the Com
mittee on Rules to report a rule for the
consideration of the bill and he ho?
8remised to let them know in a few
ays. If he refuses, they will endeavor
! to get the bill up by a direct vote of
the House.
I Senator Blackburn this week pre
sented a petition from R. H. Fuller,
the legislative representative of the
Brotherhoods of Locomotive Engineers
and Firemen and Railroad Trainmen,
and the orders of Railway Conductors
and Telegraphers, against the bill
which purports to limit the use of re
straining orders and injunctions, bui
which in reality does the contrary,
which concluded with the following
words: "We cannot now afford to ac
cept such a mischievous subterfuge
mischievous because it will not only
furnish no relief, but on the other hanc
will give Federal judges affirmative
and new grounds upon which to base
their objectionable writs. And rathei
than 'take Senate bill 4558 wowoult
pref er none at all. for it is only a mat
ter of time until publie opinion wil
settle this question and settle it right.'
Notwithstanding the columns of BIUBI
printed about Mr. Roosevelt's Ameri
canism, he this week appointed an En
6Rahman who had been butler in hit
rother-in-law's house to fill a vacancy
in the staff of White House ushers, anc
there were a score of American appU
cants for tho place. Ushers at tin
White1 House are not considered ser
vants in any sense of the word, but Mr
Roosevelt's theory in this case seems t<
have been that a good servant wonk
make a good usher, unless it was mere
ly a case of oblige-my-brother-in-law
But surely such an apostle of civil ser
vice reform wouii not make an ap
pointment just to oblige a relative, aw
a relative by marriage at that. Peris!
the thought! ' . -?.
It is now admitted ~i>/ 'ninny Repnb
Ileane that' no attempt is likely to b
made to-force the Snip Subsidy bil
through the Hesse at this session o
Congress, for fear of the effect it wouL
bave upon the Congressional elections
This does not, of course, mean that th
?ob is to be abandoned-only that th
roters in those sections where there i
nach opposition to it shall be allowa
to think that it has been abandoned.
- An old negro woman died in
Darlington last week who claimed to
ho 105 years old. *
- It is said that Colombia is soon
to have a door, sash and blind faotory
which will cost $75,000.
~ The new mill at Newberry will
be in operation by July 1 and the orig
inal capital stook, $200,000, is to ho
- Dr. J. O. Rust a distinguished
Baptist prcachor of Nashville, will j
preach the commencement sermon at i
Converse college.
- The State has reoeived from the
privilege tax $64,828.55 since the
first of the year against $76,650.68 for
the same time last year.
- Mrs. Harriett Beal, daughter cf
the late James G. Blaine, had a $3,000
necklace stolen from her on a Pullman
oar between Jacksonville and Colum
- There aro only four inmates in
the Poor House of Greenwood county.
Oae of these is white and three col
ored and none of them ?re able to do
any work.
- The State against the Virginia
Carolina Chemical oompany to test
the anti-trust law will be heard by
Judge Buchanan ia Richland court
this month.
- A contract has been awarded by
E. W. Robertson to a Louisville firm
for erecting a 12-story building in Co
lumbia where the Kendall building
now stands.
- A hundred thousand dollar hotel
is to be built on Hobkirk Hill, Cam
den, by the Camden Land and Invest
ment oompany. It will be a winter
resort for northerners.
- Three negro barbers were con
victed inYorkville of running a blind
tiger. A curious part of the affair is
that they ail voted ia the recent elec
tion fer the dispensary.
- The Courtney Maniac turing com
pany at Newry have advanced their
annual dividend from 7 to 8 per cent,
payable semi-annually. April and
October. Four per cent, was paid on
the 1st inst.
- By reason of "W. F. Stevenson,
vho was appointsd to preside over
;he extra term of- the court for New
jerry, being an attorney for a corpora
ion, those interested have requested
.hat the extra tenn be not held.
- There are several oases of small
pox in Yorkville. A pest house is
? be instituted sud vaccination has
teen made compulsory for persons bo
ween the ages of 1 and 60 years.
Fbo smallpox patien;B are all negroes.
- The governor bas offered a reward
t $100 for the arrest and conviction
f the party br partier, who burned
tie barn of J. B. Husbands in Flor
noe County. This is the third time
a the last two years that a fire has
eourred on the place.
- Cows, hogs and r horse have
died ia Spartanburg as a result of a
mad dog's bite.
- There Booms to bc a mania in tho
Evans family for the offioe of rail
road commissioner. W, 1). Evans
held thc office sis years and was a
candidate for re-election. B. B. Evans
tried twice to get the job, and now
W. Boyd Evans wants it.
- A mob of eotno 50 white men ap
peared at tho Chesterfield jail Sun
day night demanding the person of
Will Brewer who killed Albert Mann
in that county some time ago. Sheriff
Douglass refused to give up tko pris
oner and by his courage prevontod a
- The dead body pf Dia?-plullen
der, a whito man, was found in a gull;
by the roadside.' in Cherokoft; county,
on Thursday morning. Tho verdict
of tho coroner's jury was that he had
fallon in the gully while draak and
died from tho effects of whiskey anc
- Governor MoSweeney . receivei
daily from half a dozen to a score o
letters recommending parties for ap
pointment to plaoo on the State con
8tabul*ry. The governor has on fil
applications from 100 or mora strenu
ons citizens who would like to oatol
i the wioked gleam of the baleful eye c
thc blind tiger.
- W. L. Collins, a farmer of Edgi
field oounty, was assassinated by negi
highwaymen, five milos from, August
in Carolina last Wednesday afternooi
George Woods was driving with Co
lins and resisted a hold up when tl
negroes fired upon them, killing Co
lins and slightly wounding Wood
The negroes escaped. Tho Govern
has offered a reward of $200 for thc
- On Sunday, Maroh 30th, a neg
inmate of the Ooonee County po
house by the name of Buswell Bru
was burned to death. He had bei
at the poor house enly about thr
weeks. On Monday morning wh
the Steward-went to his home to oar
him his breakfast he found him in t
corner of the room dead with his he
and upper portie of body badly bm
ed. The negro had evidently le
down before the fire where his clot
ing accidentally caught fire, oausi
his death. ,
- There has been filed in the off
of Register of Mes no Convoyan oe
Ooonee county for record of a deed
Col. B. E. BoWen of Piokens. S. (
to Benedict Love Company, of Nat
ville, Tonn., oonveying 20,086 aor
tn consideration of $35,150.50.
t hi B purchase 16,830 acre a bel Onged
the estate of the lato William
Duffie, deceased. The land lies me
ly on Keowee and Whitewater riv
in Oconcd oounty, and Laurel Fi
Creek and Tos away river in Piok<
jounty. The purchasers are la
nanufaaturers of lumber and hi
sought those lands principally
,heir timber.
- George Smith, of St. Louis, nave
by his will $450,000. to Harvard Uni
- A nogro who criminally assault
ed a young lady in Romo, Ga., was
lynched by unmasked men.
- President Roosevelt has vetoed a
number of pension bills recently whore
efforts were made to put deserters on
the roll.
- It is estimated that over 4000
buildings will be erected this year at j
Birmingham Ala., at an aggregate j
cost of $4,000,000.
.- An explosion of gas ina coal
mine at Dayton, Tenn., resulted in
tho doath af 22 men and the serious 1
iujury of many others.
- Mrs. Luoy II. Robertson has
just been elected president of GrcenB
boro Female college, North Carolina,
to succeed Dr. Peacock, rcsigucd.
- Kansas reports that tho pros
poets indioato only half a wheat crop,
or 40,000,000 bushels. Oklahoma is
down for two-fifths of last year's crop. I
- It ?3 now pretty well known that
Cuban independence will have a stout
string attaohed to it. and that the end
of the string will bo in Washington.
j - Arthur Smedley Greene, of I
Greenwioh, Conn., has started a move
ment which has for its object thc pur
chase of the Holy Land by Christian
- Seventy-five Georgia raised fight- J
ing uooks will be taken to Dallas,
Tex., during the reunion to compete
against all comers from tho western
- The Hatfields are still killing
revenue officers in tho mountains of
Pike county, Ky., and go tiing killed.
Th e.last engagement resulted in two
dead on each side.
- Tba result of the flood in Ten- J
neBsee was more disastrous than at
first thought. Twenty-five persons
lost their lives and the property loss
is placed at $5,000,000.
- The residence of Philip Mitohel
of Johnstown, Pa., was burned carly 1
Wednesday morning on the outskirts
of the oity. The father and five ohil
dr on were burned to death.
- The '.'John Wesley treo" at
Thunderbolt. Savannah, was out down
recently by a steel railway oompany.
The tradition for a hundred years has
been that Wesley frequently preached
under the tree.
-- Tho name of Lieutenant Charles |
Carroll Wood, a nephew of Jefferson
Davis, appears a? the first on the roll
on honored dead on Canada's memor
ial statue io' Halifax to her soldiers
who have fallen in the Boer war.
- Eighty-five pound chunks of gold
are not turned up very often, but that
is the weight of a nugget said to have
been found in the Wichita mountains
in Oklahoma, a few days ago. Eighty
three percent of it was pure gold.
- Tho agricultural department has |
sont GOO bushels of seed oom to far
mers in Arkansas who are without
funds to buy owing to the failure of j
thoir crops last season. This is a form ,
of seed distribution highly commend- <
able. l
- United States District Judge J
Thomas Leopold of Montgomery. Ala., j
will deliver thc Memorial day address ?
at Grant's tomb this year. Ho was 1
ono of the Confed?rate soldiers who j
surrendered to Gonoral Grant at Ap
pomattox. ,
- Kcal cstato is not "dirt cl.cap" ?
in Atlanta. Ono of the Kimball house ?
lots was sold to Hugh T. Inmr.n for .
$25,000. lt fronts 27 feet on Wall ?
street and runs back 107? foot. That !
is $925.02 a front foot, or $8.82 a ,
square foot.
- A Marysville, O., dispatch runs:
Charles Hemming, a farmer, a few '
days ago tapped fourten sweet apple
treos, and today bad obtained seven
barrels of sap that is far superior to
that taken from maple trees, lt is
said that it will make more and better
- Charles T. Condon, once a res
pected business man of Oakland, Cal.,
is reported at Denver a tramp and
lunatic having lost his reason as tho
result of an amateur attempt at bal
looning. A boy was caught in tho
ropes and fell to death from a height
of 2,000 feet.
- Gen. T. M. Burlington, tho Gov
ernor of tho Cherokeo nation, meas
ures 6 feet 0 inches in his stockings
and weighs 275 pounds, and is not
overburdened with superfluous flesh.
Ho wears a No. 8 hat, No. 12 shoo,
and dresses after thc most approved
business fashion.
- Rev. Dr. Riohtor was deposed
from the Presbyterian ministry in
Minneapolis, Minn., and expelled
from tho Church, for writing artiolos
for tho newspapers in the interest of
saloons. He admitted thc charge,
but contended that his action was not
in consistent with his position as a
minister of the gospel.
- An automobile truck is now em
ployed for moving iron safes, says tho
Philadelphia Ledger. It has two-pro
pelling motors, and a third elevates
the safe to its place in tho building.
It requires three men and six and a
half minutes to placo a safe on a
seventh floor. Formerly it required
eight men two and a half hours.
- School authorities in a number of
New York towns havo been somewhat
dereliot in observance of the law relat
ing to the purchase and display of
United States flags. State Superin
tendent Charles R.s Skinner has there
fore issued an order to 275 school dis
tricts to purchase at once a flag, flag
staff and necessary appliances, and to
display the flag during school hours
ana at such othor times as may be
HU? xxxvn-NO. 42.
Pardoned by the Governor.
Last Saturday the Governor granted a
lardon to W. K. Parker, who waa con
victed of forgery at the February term of
2ourt and Kontoncod to tho Penitentiary
or two years, but who waa ?till In lall
lending a inotlou for a now trial, The
jardon waa granted on tho condition that
t'arkor leave tho State, and lt ra? given
wa reward for an net of tho convicted
nan, which ia oxplaiued ii? the followlug
<?ttor to tho Governor from Solicitor
Hogg*: .
Dear Slr: Io the maller of tho petition
\sklng the pardon of \V. lt. Parker, con
vluted of forgery at tho last tnrui ol tho
Jourtof Amloreou County, I bog to re
joualdor my recommendation. 1 have
l?verai lottere from citizens from Andor
iou throwing additional lighten tho rnat
'JT willoh ruakea it clear that it le highly
proper to graut the psrdou on the terms
Hierein HU? forth, iieeldoa, it baa boon
brought to my attention thats conspiracy
had been formed by three pr leonera in
jallat Anderson to kill Mr. Ollllngbam
and escapo from prison. Their plana
were perfectod and W. K. Parker, who I
think Heidom sleeps, wau by Home moana
apprised of tho desperate dood and
promptly and secretly slipped a note to
tho sherill and warnod him of tho ap
proaching danger. Thus forewarned it
waa very easy to {ail tho conspirators.
The sherill' thinks there ia no doubt that
thia noble act of the felon saved the life
of bia best friend and bravest aid. While
I think the defendant waa justly con
demned, I now think he deserves a olvlo
crown and the pardon for which he askB.
The following letter from Sheriff Green
to Solicitor Bogga waa alao seat the Gov
Dear Sir : I write io ask you to do me
a favor in the matter of W. ll. Parker. I
refused to algn politl?n for pardon at
lirat, but now I want to ask aa a apeala!
favor to me that you usk the governor to
pardon him. Ile has just done me a
great service and saved ibu Ufo ot one of
the bravest olllcora in tho Slate. Three
negroes had planned to break jail, had
torn looae their bunks, had a large iron
bar which they Intended using on Mr.
Dlllingham then serving. Parker slipped
a note out I got lt, went and found irons
taken out and saved Dlllingham, and
have aomo good banda for ohaln-gaugj
is ow you ace my reason for asking thia
favor. I think ho la entitled to some
thing, and aa he la to loave ua for good, I
think hi? punishment la autnolent, ao I
hope you will Bee lt aa I do and will help
Denver Dots.
Our community ls saddened to-day by
tho death at 0 o'clock this a. m. of Mrs.
Li. A. MoWhorter, the aged mother of
Mr. W. A. G. MoWhorter. Mrs. Mo
Whorter had been in bad health for some
time, having had a alight stroke of pa
ralysis early in the winter, but no one
thought tho end waa so near. She was In
her 73rd year and had been a widow over
forty years, Mr. Wm. MoWhorter being
her only child. A good woman and a
mother in Israel has ontered into rest.
She had been a Christian and a member
ot the Methodlat Church from childhood,
and dally lived the religion ehe professed.
Her remains will be burled Wednesday
ut Sandy Springe at ll o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Harria and little
son. Harold, of Belton, visited Mr. Wm.
MoWhorter's family Saturday. They
little thought it was the last time they
would see alive the dear old grandmother
who had loved them BO well.
Mr. S. L. Eakew and family were the
guests of Mr. W. D. Garrison's family
Sunday and attended services at Wel
Mrs. S. E. A. Major bas returned from
her visit to relatives at Piedmont and
WilllamatoD. and is quite slok at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Marshall
Handy Blackman, the eon of Mr. Mar
shall Blackman, who had bia leg broken
in two pisces by a tree falling on lt some
time hook, ls not getting along weil.
The limb had to be reset, and it is feared
that leg will be muoh shorter than the
other. Mr. Blackman has quita an af
flicted family, aa besides the oases of bis
son and mother-in-law lu ot mentioned,
his daughter, Misa Minnie, has an attack
of heart disease, and hla son Joe has
measles. The family have the sympathy
of all their neighbors.
Mles Della Burrias, who has been visit
ing relatives in South Georgia and Florida
this winter, returned home last week
very much benefited in health by her trip.
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Harper were the
guests of Mr. A. E. Browne's family last
Tuesday. Mr. BrowneiB still quite fee
Muses Maggie and Josie Rankin, two
charming ladies of Slabtown, visited Miss
Blanohfl Browne last week.
Cadets Will Garrison and Will Erwin
were home from Clemson Saturday and
Sunday. Incognita.
Denver, April 8.
Confederate Veterans and Their Friends.
The round trip ticket from Anderson
to Dallas. Texas, will he 820.60. Stop
overs will he allo\> ed at all points both
going and returning. We have ar
ranged for cars to run through without
change via the Blue Ridge Railroad,
through Atlanta, Birmingham and
Memphis, leaving Anderson April 18th.
at 10 a. m., and arriving in Dallis April
20th, at 6.25 a. m.
ThoBo who desire to go and have not
yet handed their names to the under
signed, should do so at once.
Full information as to procuring
tickets, stop overs, side trips, etc., upon
application to J. F. Clinks eales,-If. P.
Tnbble, or R. T. Thornton, Ticket
AgfMlt. _
One Cent a Mlle to Texas.
On account of the Confederate Veteran
Reunion, April 22nd to 25th round trip
;loketa will bo sold to Dallas, via the Cot
on Belt at a very low rate of one cent a
nile. This rate la open to everybody,
rickets will be sold April 18th, 10th and
20th and will be limited to May 2nd for
return, but will be extended to May 15th
f desired. Stop overs will be silo wed at
iny points in Arkaneaa or Texas on
lither going or returning trip. Low rate
?ide trip tickets will be sold from DMlas
c all parts of Texas, Oklahoma and ln
lian Territory. The round trip rate from
Anderson will be ?J20.60. LY you ever ex
pect to visit Texas thia will be the chance
>f your life to do so. For rate and aohed
ile from your home town and for haad
omely illustrated pamphlets describing
Arkansas and Texaa write lo N. B.
?aird, T. P. A., Atlant?, Ga.
ipeclal Tuesday Rates to the Exposition.
Commencing Tuesday, April 1st. and
m every Tuesday thereafter daring the
nontb of April, the Charleston and Wat
rn Carolina Railway will sell round trip
loketa from all stations atone half the
?gular first-class flore one way. This is
i considerable reduction from the ratea
at authorised, and will ?nabis ?very
ly to take in the Exposition at a noml
i*l coat. Tickets sold at thees low rates
rill be limited to three days from date of
atc. Call on Agenta for foll Informa
lon. ' >v\ J. Craig, G. P. A.
YOU'VE probably learned
by this time that when you
want the best clothes in town,
you must come to us to get
thehi. If you haven't yet
proved it in your own exp?ri
ence, you will, sooner or later.
Notice the looks of our custom
ers; ask them what they think
about the clothes we sell; better,
look in here yourself and seethe
array of Spring suits and over
coats which we have gathered
together for our great
Spring Opening
We will show you the swellest
lot of clothes you ever SAW.
Spring overcoats, long, short
and medium, in a great variety
of fabrics, arid priced in a way to
make every one of them a bar
gain. Suits for Spring andSum
mer wear which are certai
the nobbiest and most attractive
j we have ever shown. Hverjr
question you *?*ill want tc aslv
about style, qu?lity, ta??ring^
etc.* is answered beforehand by
the fact that the goods are
made by
Hart Schaffner ?5? Marx
who make the best clothes,
ready-to-wear, you ever saw,
in this or any other town.
We want you to see these
goods, " whether you buy any
of them or not; we like to
show them to people, just for
the fun of it
M $10.00, $12.60, $15.00, $18.00
and $20.00 we show a line of SACK
SUITS that will interest any wearer
of Clothes. They are made as good
Clothes should he, giving yon as good
if not a hotter fitting Suit than you
have ever worn. These Suits have
H. S. & H. on them. If you have worn
any of these Snits you know all about
them. If not, you have lots to learn
shout ready-to-wear Clothes. This is
the. Store where you can come in and
look at the Suits, try them on, and
even if you don't buy y ou'll bo the
better off for having aeon what's new
and how much better our Clothes fit
than the usual ready-to-wear kind.
We have other good Suits at $5, $6,
$7.50 and $8.50, and at every price.
We show the best Suits to be had for
the price?

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